BOISE STATE 35, NORTH TEXAS 32
• Offensive MVP: Taylen Green, Boise State, QB, RFr., Lewisville, Texas (13-of-22, 137 passing yards, 1 passing TD; 119 rushing yards, 2 rushing TDs, 9.9 rushing yards per carry) Defensive MVP: Ezekial Noa, Boise State, LB, Sr., Spring Valley, Calif. (6 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 Interception)
• Green is the first freshman in Frisco Bowl history to earn Offensive MVP honors.
• Boise State rushed for 318 yards tonight, setting a Frisco Bowl record for team rushing yards. The previous mark was 252 yards by Kent State against Utah State in 2019.
• The combined points scored in the third quarter is the second-most in a quarter in Frisco Bowl history (39, 4th quarter, Kent State vs. Utah State, 2019).
• Ashton Jeanty ended the game with 188 all-purpose yards (178 rushing, 10 receiving). The Frisco, Texas native is a graduate of Lone Star High School – which is only 4.2 miles away from Toyota Stadium.
• Jeanty finished with 178 rushing yards on the ground, which is a Frisco Bowl single-game record. The previous mark was held by A.J. Ouellette of Ohio (164 yards vs. San Diego State, 2018). The total is also a Boise State postseason rushing record.
• The final margin (three points) is the closest in Frisco Bowl history. Each of the previous four editions was decided by 10 points or more.
• Nine different receivers caught passes for North Texas, with six finishing with 20 yards or more through the air. Mean Green junior Kaylon Horton finished the game with 117 kickoff return yards.
• Tonight’s game was the seventh meeting between Boise State and North Texas. With the victory, BSU now holds a 4-3 edge in the series.
• The Mountain West Conference is now 2-2 in the Frisco Bowl, while Conference USA has a 1-2 record.
• Boise State is now 13-7 in bowl games overall. North Texas is 2-11 in bowl matchups.
• Conference USA is 1-3 so far in bowl play in 2022, while the Mountain West has a 2-0 mark.
• This year marks the fifth edition of the Frisco Bowl. The game has actually been in place since the 2017 season, but the 2020 contest was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
• This is the second postseason meeting between the schools. In 1994, the Broncos edged the Mean Green, 24-21, in the opening round of the NCAA I-AA playoffs (now known as FCS).
• North Texas (six) and Boise State (five) have combined for 11 bowl appearances over the last seven seasons.
• BSU head coach Andy Avalos closes his second season with a 17-9 overall career record. UNT coach Phil Bennett is now 1-1 in bowl play as an interim head coach (Pittsburgh, 2010, Defeated Kentucky, 27-10).